When the pandemic hit, Catherine turned to unhealthy treats as a way of rewarding herself after a stressful week at work. After recognising that she was ready to make a change, she contacted LighterLife and started our Programme in May 2021.
I used treats as a coping mechanism during the pandemic
‘The pandemic had a huge impact on my physical and mental well-being in addition to my working and social life.
As an NHS nurse, I found myself working in a way that has previously been unknown. The word unprecedented was banded about, but in my case, it was certainly true.
My ability to attend my beloved yoga was removed overnight. I was unable to get my head around yoga via zoom. My regular exercise 3 times a week stopped. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, opportunities to see my friends and family ceased. I am a sociable person, not seeing my friends and family left a huge void.
Working during the pandemic was tough, I deserved that cakey treat on a Friday after a tough week. I ate my body weight in dark chocolate coffee beans. I told myself, It’s dark chocolate, not as bad as milk chocolate, I deserved that large glass of red wine.
So as restrictions lifted, Mr. Sunak announced Eat Out To Help Out. I did, at least 3 times a week. The pounds piled on and I became a chunky monkey.
As a vintage clothes fan, my gorgeous dresses started to become very snug or even didn’t fit. So it was time to change.’
Change is possible with LighterLife
Since starting the LighterLife Programme, Catherine has lost 2 stone and has gone down 2 dress sizes. ‘It is the only diet plan that works for me. It takes the ache out of my very busy brain, without having to stress about food. It’s simple to follow!
It has taken me 7 months to reach my target weight the reason being I have had periods of time off plan due to events and holidays. I am now on the Management plan.
What I love about LighterLife are the people that attend the support meetings, and the Mentor who facilitates that support. It’s my new family.’
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